Kenny Chesney Tops Hot Tours Chart With $10.1 Million Gross

Kenny Chesney is No. 1 among the current slate of Hot Tours with box office grosses totaling $10.1 million reported from the final two stops on the No Shoes Nation tour. The first concert included in this week’s tally was a sold out amphitheater show in Canandaigua, N.Y. with 14,638 fans in attendance on Aug. 21.  That performance at CMAC Performing Arts Center, the final shed date on the schedule, was followed by a two-night weekend run at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., the last of 41 concert venues on the five-month tour that launched in March.  With a total attendance count of 109,207 for both performances, the Gillette concerts on Aug. 23 and 24 drew the largest crowds during the tour that included 17 stadium dates.

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Chesney’s No Shoes Nation tour wrapped with ticket sales topping $90.9 million from 44 performances.  With an overall sold ticket count of 1,186,925, it is the tenth consecutive Chesney tour to pass the one million mark in attendance.

Eminem ranks fourth on this week’s list of ten top-grossing tours with totals reported from his Aug. 22 performance at the Stade de France in Paris, one of the dates from his brief European tour during August.  Touring behind the release of his new single “Survivor” and prior to the November release of his next album, the rapper played to a sellout crowd of 71,542 at France’s national stadium.  With a slate of support acts that included Kendrick Lamar and EarlWolf featuring Odd Future artists Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt, the concert grossed €4.5 million ($6.1 million) at the box office.

Phish earns this week’s No. 5 Hot Tours ranking with multiple-show runs in two western U.S. markets during its 2013 summer tour that began in early July and ran through Labor Day weekend.  This week’s tally includes $2.6 million in grosses from two dates promoted by Bay Area concert producer Another Planet Entertainment.  First was a two-night stint at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys casino in Stateline, Nev. on July 30 and 31 with sellout crowds for both shows.  Three sold out performances followed at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on August 2, 3 and 4 with a total of 26,288 tickets sold.

Weekly .com Boxscores - Sept. 4, 2013

Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)

Aug. 21-24
CMAC Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, N.Y. (1/1)
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass. (2/2)
123,845 (123,845)

July 3-Sept. 1
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto (2/2)
Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Mich. (1/1)
Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento (1/1)
SAP Center, San Jose (1/1)
Frank Erwin Center, Austin (1/0)
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (1/1)
Amway Center, Orlando (1/0)
Coliseo de Puerto Rico, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico (1/1)
126,548 (127,010)

Aug. 15-27
Valley View Casino Center, San Diego (1/1)
Staples Center, Los Angeles (4/4)
Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento (1/1)
79,496 (79,496)

Aug. 22
Stade de France, Paris (1/1)
71,542 (71,542)

July 30-Aug. 4
Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Stateline, Nev. (2/2)
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco (3/3)
43,932 (43,932)

Aug. 21-22
Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (2/0)
18,473 (19,176)

Aug. 30-31
MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa (1/0)
Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Fla. (1/1)
36,218 (37,994)

July 26-27
Hearst Greek Theatre, Berkeley, Calif. (2/2)
17,005 (17,005)

Aug. 25
Amway Center, Orlando (1/0)
8,974 (9,703)

July 16
Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Stateline, Nev. (1/1)
6,353 (6,353)